Friday Folder Bulletin, December 21, 2018

SCHOOLCHOICE

If you have a student that will be new to DPS next school year, in order to participate in Denver Public Schools online open enrollment, families may pre-enroll their student now!  After you complete the pre-enrollment process we will send you a student ID number so that you can then create a Parent Portal account.  Using Parent Portal is the best way to complete the Choice Process starting January 15, 2019.

Go HERE to complete your Pre-Enrollment Paperwork. You will need to fill out the paperwork and return it to the school officewith proof of birth and proof of address, such as a lease or a utility bill.

Have questions about SchoolChoice?  Click below to read other parents’ questions regarding the Choice process. 

Navigate DPS School Choice Process 

Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Schlessman Family Library

Learn about the DPS school choice process and review school performance information to help make the best choice for your child and family for the 2019-2020 school year. Ideal for parents with children entering pre-K, 6th or 8th grade.   

SPARK CHANGE

Park Hill Elementary held an Afternoon of Service on Thursday, December 20.  Every student made a craft activity bag for residents of Ronald McDonald House (www.rmhc-denver.org) and learned more about grant recipient Warren Village (www.warrenvillage.org).  Mr. Burdette celebrated another successful year of Spark Change dressed up as a surprise character.  Thank you for all of you support of Spark Change for the last four years! 

DENVER GREEN SCHOOL, NORTHFIELD

With representation from the Park Hill Elementary Community, the Middle School Placement Committee has made a recommendation for which school could best serve our students. Denver Green School, Northfield, was the unanimous choice from the committee and our representation on the committee. Here is a Chalkbeat article that explains this news. While the DPS board can make this official on Thursday the 20th, we have been in communication with school leadership from the new school about coming Park Hill to share about this option ahead of January 15th’s choice window. 

On Tuesday, January 8, at 5:30 pm, school leader Kartal Jaquette will be coming to talk about the school, the choice process and answer any questions from our community. The presentation is 5:30-6:00 pm, with a Q&A immediately following. You can email him at kartal_jaquette@denvergreenschool.org if you have any questions. 

PLEASE REFER TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD (ACROSS THE HALL FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE), TO GET THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION REGARDING EVENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, CAMPS / ENRICHMENTS FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY MEETINGS, FAMILY RESOURCES, ETC.

HOLIDAY RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

  • Activities taking place at the Park Hill Branch Library during winter break and in January

Captain Vic’s Science Adventure*

Thursday, December 27, 3:00 p.m.

Join Captain Vic for some exciting and educational fun as we learn about a gas that is 141 degrees colder than an ice cube. Explore bubbles as you learn how to blow a bubble bigger than your head using just a piece of paper.  All this and more during our high flying science adventure! Ideal for ages 5 to 11.

Cardboard Construction

Wednesday, January 3, 3:00 p.m.

Use saws, screws and cardboard to build anything you can think of.  Ideal for ages 6 to 12 – accompanied by an adult.

Snow Slime

Friday, January 14, 4:00 p.m.

Learn to make your very own white slime that looks like snow. Join us for some ooey, gooey fun! Ideal for ages 5 and up with an adult.

Kids Book Club*

Tuesday, January 15, 3:30 p.m.

Book: My Explosive Diaryby Eliza Boom

Activity: Make a spy periscope

Snack: Ice Cream

Ideal for ages 6 to 9.

Tween Book Club*

Thursday, January 17, 4:30 p.m.

Tackle a good book—of your choice!—and bring it to share with the group. Activity: decorate a water bottle. Ideal for grades 4 and up.

UPCOMING DATES:

December 24 – January 4:  NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK

January 7:  First Day Backto School from Winter Break

January 8:  5:30 pm – Information night for the new middle school, The Denver Green School – Auditorium

January 9:  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – ECE & Kindergarten Open House for Prospective Students

January 15 – February 15:  2019 – 2020 SchoolChoice Window – This effects all ECE students, incoming Kindergarten students, all

 Fifth Graders moving to Sixth Grade and anyone wishing to change

 schools.

January 18:  Enrichment registration begins

January 21:  NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 22:  9:45 am – 11:30 am –Kinder & First Grade Neighborhood Schools Marade

January 24:  Third grade to National Western Stock Show

January 25:  Enrichment Registration Ends

January 31:  9:30 am – 1:15 pm – Kinder & Ms. Glick’s 1st Grade to Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Park Hill School Office Staff

Office Hours – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Main School Phone and attendance line – 720-424-4910, or download the Park Hill Elementary mobile app. and report your absence there.

Google Play

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_phesco.layout

Apple App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/park-hill-elementary-school/id1223634513?ls=1&mt